Kevin got a call from the school nurse this morning. Austin has been having some problems concentrating in school. His English teacher started noticing that he would forget what was going on in class. He would be in the middle of something and then totally lose his train of thought. She asked the other teachers and all but 1 seemed to notice the same things. Last week, the English teacher sent him to the school nurse who has been evaluating him. They think he is having seizures. He is exhibiting all the classic signs. The minute the nurse told Kevin what was going on he called me. I contacted our family doctor and we have a Thursday 5:15 p.m. appointment with her. I’m sure we will just get a referral to a neurologist.
We are obviously pretty upset. For one, the school should have said something the minute they felt something was not right. And we didn’t expect this with Austin. Matthew, yeah. But not Austin. It’s probably very horrible for me to say but I would have rather had Matthew get seizures over Austin. Let the kid who is oblivious with this kind of stuff get it. Not the kid who is so withdrawn and self-aware.
And I know no one in this house wants to call his bio mom and tell her what is going on but by law we have to. It is just ridiculous that she never kept up with his abdominal issues (which was caused by stress from her!). She didn’t acknowledge his birthday. She hasn’t talked to him since mid December. But we could get in trouble for not keeping her in the loop. It is ridiculous. If she doesn’t want to keep herself in the loop why should we have to bother. I could so vent longer on this woman but I’ve devoted more time to her than I like to.
As with all of our kids’ various issues we will take this one step at a time. We will work through it as a family and do what needs to be done. Of course, we will have all kinds of questions and concerns that I can’t even voice until I truly know that he is having seizures.
Sometimes I truly wonder how much more God is going to heap upon us…and why.